Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Cindy Crawford (Yet Again)

The Super Bowl is viewed just as much for commercials as the actual game.  Let's be honest, most times the commercials are more entertaining anyways.  When thinking about the most memorable commercials over the years there'll always be one that rockets to the forefront of my mind ... Cindy Crawford's 1992 Pepsi commercial.

I vividly remember 12-year-old me being stopped in my tracks upon seeing Cindy climbing out of that red Lamborghini.  I pretty much had the same reaction as the two young boys in the commercial, but for me it had nothing to do with the look of Pepsi's new can.  Even today if I go on YouTube and watch it I'd still have the starry eyed "Wowww" look on my face.  Cindy Crawford is all-time, I tell ya. All. Time.

I've been on an early Upper Deck kick as of late, so I decided to go right back to that well and use the 1991 football inspired design that I repurposed for my Britney Spears halftime card.  Why not 1992 you ask?  I'm just not big on it.  Although I always try to whenever possible match the year of the card design to the year of the card subject I just thought the 1991 design looked better for what I was using it for.  Plus, I could add more cards to the the two I've made already and it could turn into something like a "Super Bowl Memories" mini-set.  We'll see.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lzzy Hale (Yet Again)

Lzzy Hale is someone I only need half a reason to make  custom card of,  not even a whole reason, just half of one.  Ever since seeing her and Halestorm open for Shinedown years back, she melted my face off and has been on the list of my favorite things ever since.

1990-91 UD hockey
My half a reason this time was the picture of Lzzy holding up the custom jersey the Syracuse Crunch presented to her when she sang the National Anthem for them a couple of years ago.  It reminded my of rookie hockey card where the draftee is holding up his new team's sweater.

Some of my favorite cards I've made recently are the ones modeled after early Upper Deck designs so I wanted to do another of those.  I love the distinctive clean early UD look. 

I ended up choosing the 1990-91 Upper Deck design, UD's first hockey set.  I used the color scheme from the Toronto Maple Leaf's as it most closely resembled the Syracuse Crunch.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Fletch (Yet Again)

With all the craziness that is the world we're currently all living in I just haven't been able to focus on my custom trading card making hobby.  That's a shame because at the start of the new year I had 1,001 ideas for cards and different things for the PCb. brand, but ... here we are.

Most of my ideas are on the back burner save for this one that came via email from a collector of the cards I make.  It was one I just really didn't want to put off.  Unbeknownst to me there were some sports themed scenes from Fletch that didn't make the final film.  One of those was of Fletch posing as a relief pitcher for the Dodgers.  I thought eventually I'd be doing another card or two starring Chevy Chase but I thought I didn't think it'd be another I.M. Fletcher card.  But... there could be one last Fletch card yet to be made.  There's also a deleted scene of Fletch as a goalie for the L.A. Kings and if a decent quality picture of it ever surfaces I'll be all over it.

The card is in the style of Topps' 1985 baseball design.  

Hopefully we, as a world community, collectively kick some coronavirus ass so we can all resume our normal lives.